Soccer-River coach Gallardo vows to stay through 2021

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo has quashed speculation he may head to Europe next year by pledging to remain at Copa Libertadores winners River Plate at least until 2021.

Everton snatch last-gasp equaliser to draw with Watford

Dec 10 (Reuters) - EVERTON 2 WATFORD 2

Soccer: Barcelona back out of next month's La Liga Miami match

BARCELONA (Reuters) - La Liga’s plans to stage a match in the United States next month have been derailed after Barcelona, who were scheduled to play Girona in Miami, withdrew their support for the game on Monday following a board meeting.

Teenager Foden extends Manchester City deal to 2024

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City's England Under-21 playmaker Phil Foden has agreed a 5-1/2-year contract extension through to 2024 with the Premier League champions, the club announced on Monday.

Barca's Valverde promises changes but wants to beat Spurs

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has insisted his side will "respect the competition" when they host Tottenham Hotspur in their final Champions League group stage game on Tuesday.

Inter midfielders Vecino, Nainggolan set to miss PSV match

MILAN (Reuters) - Inter Milan midfielders Radja Nainggolan and Matias Vecino are both set to miss Tuesday's vital Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven, coach Luciano Spalletti told reporters.

Inter, PSG and Liverpool sweating on last-16 spots

LONDON (Reuters) - The bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League reaches its climax this week with Inter Milan, Paris St Germain and Liverpool among seven clubs sweating on taking the remaining four places for the last 16.

Liverpool receive Mane fitness boost ahead of Napoli clash

(Reuters) - Sadio Mane will be ready to start in Tuesday's must-win Champions League group stage clash with Napoli, according to manager Juergen Klopp who has called on the home supporters to deliver an electric atmosphere.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi was at his scintillating best for Barcelona as they moved clear at the top of the table, while Atletico swept aside fifth-placed Alaves and Gareth Bale scored his first league goal for 99 days as Real Madrid snuck past bottom of the table Huesca. Here are five talking points from the La Liga weekend.

Talking points from the Bundesliga weekend

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five talking points from the weekend's Bundesliga matches as Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 at Schalke to stay seven points clear at the top.